This dynamic, multicultural and cosmopolitan city is full of classy joints, including quality nail and beauty salons. For the finest manicures in town, make sure you book with one on our list.
Among the most popular nail treatments are gel nails. Durable and long lasting, gel nails will stay shiny and chip free for a few weeks. A gel manicure consists of a base coat, two coats of colour and a top coat, with 30 seconds under a UV lamp between each coat. This sets the gel, drying it instantly so that you can get on with things straight away. No asking the therapist to get your purse or car keys from your bag! SNS nails have the same instant, staying power. With no need for a UV lamp, your nails are coated with a gel base coat, dipped into a coloured powder then set with a top coat. They’re relatively new and are a more natural, lighter alternative. They also let your nails breathe. Both SNS and gel nails need to be removed back at the salon. Picking and peeling will only damage your nails so resist the temptation!
For a quick nail fix, go for a classic file and polish manicure. Choose a long lasting varnish such as Vinylux or go wild and have a unique nail art design from Minx Nails.
If your own nails are just too much of a sorry sight, then maybe acrylic nail extensions are more your thing. Nail artists glue a plastic plate to the ends of your nails and cover it with expertly applied liquid acrylic. They’ll then pop a coat or two of your favourite colour over the top and hey presto, you’ve got instant long and glamorous nails!
Book in with your nearest Melbourne salon today, and get your nails looking their best.